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Author Archive: UncleGeoff

Geoff Willmetts has been editor at SFCrowsnest for some 15 plus years now, showing a versatility and knowledge in not only Science Fiction, but also the sciences and arts, all of which has been displayed here through editorials, reviews, articles and stories. With the latter, he has been running a short story series under the title of ‘Psi-Kicks’
If you want to contribute to SFCrowsnest, read the guidelines and show him what you can do. If it isn’t usable, he spends as much time telling you what the problems is as he would with material he accepts. This is largely how he got called an Uncle, as in Dutch Uncle. He’s not actually Dutch but hails from the west country in the UK.

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Defined By Design by Kathryn H. Anthony (book review)

March 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
Defined By Design by Kathryn H. Anthony  (book review)

Kathryn H. Anthony’s book, ‘Defined By Design’, tells a lot more in its sub-title ‘The Surprising Power Of Hidden Gender, Age And Body Bias In Everyday Products And Places’. In other words, the poorly made everyday products you have or might have owned and had or your children have had serious and often fatal problems […]

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12 Monkeys Season 2 (TV series review).

March 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
12 Monkeys Season 2 (TV series review).

To continue into a second season, ’12 Monkeys’ needed to extend its problems and show more was going on than just an infection that kills the majority of human population. Eight out of twelve messengers were sent into the past to ensure the virus was made and to ensure certain paradoxes were fulfilled to prevent […]

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Cross Wars (2017) (Blu-ray film review).

March 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Cross Wars (2017) (Blu-ray film review).

I have to confess I wasn’t sure what to make of ‘Cross Wars’. The opening shows a lady going to a comicbook shop and handing over a stone and gets the second issue of a rare comic called ‘Cross’ and told to look after it. Back at home, she reads it to her son and […]

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Shadow Gate (Book Two of Crossroads) by Kate Elliott (book review).

March 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Shadow Gate (Book Two of Crossroads) by Kate Elliott (book review).

‘Shadow Gate’ is the second book in the ‘Crossroads’ trilogy set in the Hundred. It follows many of the point of view characters as the first book ‘Spirit Gate’ and adds to them. After the battle of Olossi had been won at the end of the first book, the people of the Hundred still need […]

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Peter Bogdanovitch Interviews edited by Peter Tonguette (book review).

March 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Peter Bogdanovitch Interviews edited by Peter Tonguette (book review).

It might seem an odd choice to include a book of interviews, a couple not seen print before, with director/scriptwriter/sometimes actor Peter Bogdanovitch here. After all, other than getting his career jumpstart with Roger Corman when he worked on ‘Voyage To The Planet Of Prehistoric Women’ (1968) and directed a couple days with Boris Karloff, […]

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IDW Returns To WonderCon 2017.

March 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
IDW Returns To WonderCon 2017.

IDW and WonderCon head to Anaheim, CA this weekend for the fan-favorite 3-day convention! Held at the Anaheim Convention Center from March 31st to April 2nd IDW will be set up all weekend long at booth #1109. In addition to big signings and essential panels throughout the weekend, IDW will also be hosting Traveling Stories […]

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Doctor Strange (2016) (Blu-ray film review).

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Doctor Strange (2016) (Blu-ray film review).

Even before I picked up the ‘Doctor Strange’ blu-ray, I had mixed feelings. A female Ancient One. A black Baron Modo, not even called a Baron. Straying from the source material to tick off representative of different types of people seems an odd compromise to the well-known source. Even a female Ancient One but still […]

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The Spectacular Sisterhood Of SuperWomen by Hope Nicholson (book review).

March 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Spectacular Sisterhood Of SuperWomen by Hope Nicholson (book review).

As with any books looking at a selection of characters, with a title like ‘The Spectacular Sisterhood Of SuperWomen’, you do expect the author, in this case, Hope Nicholson, has covered all of the major ones. In her introduction, Nicholson cites only America and Canada, yet Barbarella is included and she’s French. Would it have […]

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The Forever War Comes to Escape Velocity – Museum of SF Con 23 March 2017.

March 23, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
The Forever War Comes to Escape Velocity  – Museum of SF Con 23 March 2017.

The Forever War Comes to Escape Velocity Washington, DC (March 23, 2017) – The Museum of Science Fiction is proud to announce that Joe Haldeman will be the Literary Guest of Honor for Escape Velocity 2017.Joe Haldeman is best known as the author of The Forever War, which is widely acclaimed as being the greatest […]

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Illustrators # 17 (magazine review).

March 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Illustrators # 17 (magazine review).

I always get a happy gleam in my eye when I recognise a particular cardboard envelope through the letterbox. Two on the same day just feels even luckier although I will be discussing the two magazines separately. The first is Illustrators # 17 and its look at Mort Kűntsler’s staggering amount of paintings over the […]

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